Aston Villa 0-1 West Brom (19.09.2015) Live Commentary

The supporters are far from satisfied with this tedious game. The players will have to try much harder in future matches to provide them with worthy entertainment. An impressive display from the visitors, they had the better of it. The home side were defending patiently to win the ball off the opponent and to launch the counter. However, the away side let the ball move and they were waiting to find a gap in their defence.
The referee checks his watch and blows his whistle to signal the end of this match.
The referee signals a substitution. Jonas Olsson (West Brom) is brought on as a substitute for James McClean.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) sends a long crossfield pass, searching for one of his teammates, but his effort comes to nothing as they lose possession.
Tony Pulis has decided to substitute Jose Rondon and he is replaced by Rickie Lambert (West Brom).
4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Joleon Lescott (Aston Villa) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) takes the corner, but the opposition’s defence is ready to clear the ball to safety.
Jordan Amavi (Aston Villa) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger. The ball goes behind for a corner. Aston Villa will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
The attendance for today’s match is 36321.
Brad Guzan makes a superb save to deny a header which was nodded towards the left-hand post by Jose Rondon (West Brom) after a cross from the side.
So close! Craig Gardner (West Brom) delivers a cross into the box, it almost finds the head of one of his teammates, but one of the defenders is quickest to the ball and averts the threat.
Jordan Amavi (Aston Villa) is shown a yellow card by the referee.
That’s the end of the game for Carlos Sanchez, who is replaced by Jordan Veretout (Aston Villa).
James McClean (West Brom) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
Claudio Yacob (West Brom) violates the rules and gets a yellow card.
James Morrison (West Brom) unleashes a shot towards the goal, but his effort isn’t precise at all and it flies high over the bar.
Tim Sherwood prepares a substitution. Carles Gil is replaced by Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa).
Craig Gardner (West Brom) whips in a cross from the corner, but Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) is well prepared and punches the ball away.
A fine lofted pass into the box, sent by James McClean (West Brom), is intercepted by the opposition’s defence. Corner kick. West Brom will have an opportunity.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) receives the ball from the resulting free kick and unleashes a strike from the edge of the box. But his effort goes just over the crossbar!
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates as he overhits the effort.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort. Aston Villa earn a corner.
The ball is cleared after Chris Brunt (West Brom) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack.
It is time for a substitution. Craig Gardner (West Brom) is on for Saido Berahino.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) connects with the resulting free kick on the edge of the box, but can’t find the target as his effort goes well wide of the left post.
Is that a yellow card in the referee’s hand? It is! Carles Gil (Aston Villa) gets booked.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) fires a strong shot to the middle of the goal and the save is unexpectedly difficult for Brad Guzan (Aston Villa).
Nothing comes of the resulting corner from Saido Berahino (West Brom). The defence is alert and manages to cut it out.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders. West Brom have a corner.
Carles Gil (Aston Villa) latches on to a lofted pass from the free kick and pulls the trigger from the edge of the box. His effort, aimed to the middle of the goal, is denied by excellent Boaz Myhill.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) launches the ball from the resulting corner, but one of the defenders is first to the ball and averts the threat.
James Morrison (West Brom) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out. The ball is out-of-play and West Brom manage to earn a corner.
West Brom’s players are exchanging short passes from one to another, waiting for the right moment to beat the opposition’s defence.
The players are out at last! West Brom will take the kick-off.
Tim Sherwood makes a half-time substitution. Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa) comes on in place of Scott Sinclair.
Everything is ready for the beginning of the second half, so the match is about to get going again.
Let’s hope the players will show us more in the second half as the first one has been rather ordinary, without a plenty of goalscoring opportunities. Even first half from both sides, and they’ve both had chances. The home side relies on getting in chances mostly with counter-attacking, the opposite to the away team whom makes a lot of passes and attempts to maintain possession.
There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Martin Atkinson has ended it.
There will be a minimum of 1 min. of added time.
Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa) creates himself some space and attempts to put it into the box. However, the defender gets an important foot in to clear.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) whips a long ball in from the free kick which is intercepted by Brad Guzan (Aston Villa).
Goal! James Morrison takes aim and his effort deflects off Saido Berahino (West Brom) to beat the goalkeeper. 0:1.
Jonny Evans (West Brom) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) badly times his run beyond the last defender and the linesman makes a good call by signalling for offside after seeing the whole situation unfold.
The referee gives a yellow card to James Morrison (West Brom).
A cross which was clipped into the penalty area by Carles Gil (Aston Villa) didn’t pose any threat, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see an interesting situation.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) wastes an opportunity. He finds himself in acres of space and fires a terrific shot from long range which is directed straight towards the right side of the target. The goalkeeper makes a brilliant save and stops this one! West Brom force a corner. They send men into the box.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross and it didn’t find its target.
Carles Gil (Aston Villa) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked.
Carles Gil (Aston Villa) receives a sweet pass inside the box, but his effort on goal is blocked by the defender.
It looks like a long-range shot, unleashed by Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa), would end up inside the net, but the effort goes painfully wide of the left post. The goalkeeper was quite lucky this time.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) got a yellow card.
A pass from Craig Dawson (West Brom) is intercepted by Brad Guzan and the move breaks down.
James McClean (West Brom) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Alan Hutton (Aston Villa).
A pass by Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa) sends a crossfield pass, but there is nobody to take up the ball and finish.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) fails to produce a decent cross from the corner kick. The ball goes well out-of-play.
Brad Guzan comes with a brilliant save against a header by Jose Rondon (West Brom) from very close range. His attempt goes towards the crossbar, but doesn’t get past the goalkeeper. The ball is out-of-play. West Brom will have a chance to score from a corner.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) will take the corner.
James Morrison (West Brom) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. West Brom win a corner.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) goes over to take the corner kick and it looks like he will send the ball into the penalty box.
Claudio Yacob (West Brom) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away. West Brom get a chance to score from a corner kick.
Some great controlled play and passing from Aston Villa. They are increasing the possession of the ball and waiting to open the opposition’s defence to hit them swiftly on the break.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) looks very eager to impress, does well to beat his man and force a cross into the box, he gets his head on the ball, but it is too easy for the keeper.
The first half has just begun.
The referee of today’s match will be Martin Atkinson.
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West Brom’s latest transfer: Jonny Evans (Manchester United), Anders Lindegaard (Manchester United).
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Aston Villa’s most cautioned player is Idrissa Gueye with 10 yellow cards.